The term “Spinal manipulation” originated from ancient Chinese medicine in 2700 B.C., and now it has become the most frequently used non physician primary health provider techniques.
Spinal manipulation is also known as chiropractic adjustment, spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) or manual physiotherapy. It incorporates all types of manual techniques used in musculoskeletal pain relief including chiropractic techniques.
Spinal manipulation is designed to relive pressure on the joints, reduce inflammation and improve nerve function. It is often used for treating back, neck, shoulder pains and headaches. It is also used for treating menstrual and sinus pains.
Spinal manipulation is a process for identification and treatment of joint dysfunction in which therapist use their hands or other instruments to apply controlled and sudden force on joints to restore the normal motion of joints.
Various techniques are used for spinal manipulation .One of the most commonly used technique is HVLA (high velocity low amplitude) thrust. HVLA technique places force on specific areas of the body for providing therapeutic effect. Some other techniques are toggle drop, the lumbar roll and low force or no force adjustment.
Spinal manipulation is an efficient technique for proper alignment of vertebrae so that there will be no free space between the spine’s discs .If there is a space between spinal discs, then it causes irritation and swelling along with musculoskeletal pain.
Spinal manipulation can be seen as the safe treatment for lower back pains if done by trained practitioners. It uses the mobilization and manipulation techniques to restore the movement of restricted joints. It also provide elasticity to the muscles and other soft tissues.
Spinal manipulation may be an unfamiliar term for you but nothing is there to be afraid about it. It is an old age technique which provides safe, gentle and effective results immediately. It can relieve back pain, increase range of motion in joints, and reduce muscle tension and help your body to function better.